International Student Organization

The Multicultural and International Student Organization (MISO) is a team of passionate, active undergraduate and graduate Simmons students with multicultural and international backgrounds. Our goal is to provide a space for multicultural and international students to celebrate, respect, and share each other's cultures with the Simmons community, and to serve as a support system for new and existing international students. We also aim to create a strong bond between international students and American students, and be a multicultural voice within the Simmons community. Our past accomplishments include many exciting events such as field trips around the Greater Boston area, a student panel on international feminism and queer activism, and our annual International Food and Culture Bazaar.

We encourage international students to get involved with the Simmons community through us, or just stop by and make new friends! If you are interested in joining MISO, please email miso@simmons.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!


Meet our members:

President, Hanouf Alsoudairy

President, Hanouf Alsoudairy

Major: International Relations and Philosophy
Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies

Graduation Year: 2019

I aim to ensure that MISO provides international and multicultural students the support, tools, and information they need to have the best college experience. My job is to oversee all MISO activities that aspire to promote international diversity and cultural awareness within the college.


Vice President, Giulia Pintea

Vice President, Giulia Pintea

Major: Psychology

Graduation Year: 2019

I’m Giulia Pintea and I’m double-majoring in Psychology and Biostatistics. As Vice President, I work closely with the President and other members of our organization to ensure MISO is the best resource we can be for international students and the rest of the Simmons community. My main duties include regularly communicating with the Simmons international community, as well as conceptualizing and coordinating MISO events. You can contact me for any questions about our organization at pintea@simmons.edu.


Treasurer, Pam Qian

Treasurer, Pam Qian

Major: Mathematics and Computer Science

Graduation Year: 2020

This is Peizhu and I go by Pam. I am from Beijing, China and am double majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science. As the treasurer of MISO, I am in charge of the budget and assist with planning. I joined MISO my first year and met amazing people here. MISO members convene often to catch up with each other, and meet up to plan events over global cultures for the entire school that celebrate our community’s diverse, global cultures. MISO has always been my best support. Feel free to contact me for anything: qian@simmons.edu.


SGA Representative, Joud Aldabbagh

SGA Representative, Joud Aldabbagh

Major: Psychology

Graduation Year: 2019

As the SGA Representative, I represent MISO in the Student Government where we discuss collaborative events and policies as well as determining budgets for student organizations. My position is to serve as a liaison between MISO and the SGA: voicing our concerns, comments, or general inquiries for the betterment and subsistence of MISO.


Social Media Coordinator, Alice Gottesman

Social Media Coordinator, Alice Gottesman

Major: Public Relations and Marketing Communication

Graduation Year: 2018

I strive to share information, from news to events, that is is both relevant and important to the MISO community. Our Facebook page can be used as a reference for our interests, our events, and our collective cultures. Together, we aim to celebrate the diversity found throughout Simmons.